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Mr Susmito Biswas

Consultant Paediatric Opthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc. Hons, MB BS, FRCOphth

Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Biswas is a popular Ophthalmologist, with specialist skills and expertise in children's eye conditions. He graduated in medicine and surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1992. Since 2002, he has been Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He is the Clinical Lead for the Paediatric Ophthalmology Service at the hospital. He was also Clinical Head of Division / Medical Director of the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital from 2012 - 2018. He is now Chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Paediatric Subcommittee and Chair of the North of England Ophthalmological Society. The Paediatric Ophthalmology service in Manchester is one of the most renowned in the UK and the world.

Over the years Mr Biswas has provided specialist training to many paediatric ophthalmologists who are now consultants in leading hospitals in the UK, Ireland and beyond. He sits on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health guideline development group for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and treatment.

He has sat on national guidelines groups in the past for retinopathy of prematurity, ophthalmic findings in abusive head injury, and paediatric Stevens-Johnsons / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.. He is currently Principal Investigator in 3 industry sponsored studies and 1 investigator led multicentre randomised control trial at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has been co-investigator in gene therapy trials and in trials of the Argus II Retinal Implant (Bionic Eye).

Clinical Interests

As well as the management of all children’s eye conditions, including squint, amblyopia, astigmatism, keratoconus and allergic eye conditions, he can provide management of general ophthalmic conditions in adults and has a particular expertise in adult cataract surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • North of England Ophthalmological Society (Chair)
  • British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Society
  • Manchester Medical Society